Mental Capacity Law in Contract and Property Matters

Image via Shutterstock By Jaime Lindsey and Benjamin O’Connell Mental capacity law could impact all of us at some point in our lives. When a person’s decision-making capacity becomes impaired, it can lead to a best interests decision being taken on their behalf under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. A best interests decision could be … Continue reading Mental Capacity Law in Contract and Property Matters

Mediating Conflict Between Families and Doctors

Image via Shutterstock Jaime Lindsey and Margaret Doyle, University of Essex, School of Law Fundamental disagreements between healthcare professionals and family members about the life and death of loved ones are, thankfully, relatively rare. It is even rarer for those disagreements to be resolved through the courts. The Archie Battersbee case has, however, brought this … Continue reading Mediating Conflict Between Families and Doctors

La Mort Assistée: Un Sujet Au Cœur Des Enjeux Juridiques Et Sociétaux

Photo via Flickr By Louise Millescamps, University of Essex, School of Law L' auteur tient à remercier Dr Laure Sauve, Eugénie Duval et Dr Xavier Aurey pour leurs précieux commentaires sur les versions précédentes de cet article. Le 16 octobre 2021, David Peace, un malade en phase terminale affirme que «la législation anglaise l’a abandonné». … Continue reading La Mort Assistée: Un Sujet Au Cœur Des Enjeux Juridiques Et Sociétaux

ESRC New Investigator Grant Award For ‘Mediation of Medical Treatment Disputes: A Therapeutic Justice Model’

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has recently been awarded the prestigious ESRC New Investigator grant for her research project ‘Mediation of Medical Treatment Disputes: A Therapeutic Justice Model’. She has been awarded £299,791 over 30 months to use socio-legal methods to research the … Continue reading ESRC New Investigator Grant Award For ‘Mediation of Medical Treatment Disputes: A Therapeutic Justice Model’

Capabilities, Capacity and Consent: Sexual Intimacy in the Court of Protection

Photo by Sinitta Leunen Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex has a new article published in the Journal of Law and Society. The article is entitled 'Capabilities, capacity, and consent: sexual intimacy in the Court of Protection' and is co-authored with Professor Rosie Harding of the Birmingham Law School. The … Continue reading Capabilities, Capacity and Consent: Sexual Intimacy in the Court of Protection

Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication

Photo by Külli Kittus Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr. Jaime Lindsey recently published an article in Child and Family Law Quarterly (Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 157-176), titled ‘Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse: under-protection and over-protection in adult safeguarding and mental capacity law’. The article concerns the intersection between adult … Continue reading Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication

Supporting a Fair Approach to COVID Triage

Photo by Luis Melendez A limited supply of life-saving medical equipment in the NHS is raising important questions about how frontline clinicians prioritise coronavirus patients for use of scarce resources and Essex rights experts are providing critical support to help avoid discrimination. A team of researchers linked to the Essex Autonomy and Ethics of Powerlessness projects have provided a vital … Continue reading Supporting a Fair Approach to COVID Triage